Life of Saint Spyridon - our Patron Saint

Saint SpyridonSaint Spyridon was born at the end of the third century AD in Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. He was an uneducated shepherd with a wife and children and an immense love and faith in God. After the death of his wife, he was made Bishop and spent the remainder of his life giving pastoral care and performing charitable acts.

Of the many miracles he performed, his greatest was to prove the existence of the Holy Trinity at the First Synod in 325 AD. In his hand, he held a ceramic roof tile and squeezed it. The tile separated into the three elements that forged its creation: fire, water and earth. Saint Spyridon said that "in the Holy Trinity, there are three persons, but only one God."

A close look at Saint Spyridon's hand in our college emblem reveals the three elements which together form one.

Saint Spyridon, who is known to Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican faiths, was a great teacher who believed that through learning, we would find wisdom, hence the Saint Spyridon College motto: Embrace Learning. Find Wisdom.

The relics of Saint Spyridon are housed at the Saint Spyridon Church located in the old town of Corfu, Greece.

 

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